March 2013

Fri
01
Engine 2 Graduation Celebration
6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center
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Engine 2 Graduation Celebration
Friday, March 1st
6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center, Free

Celebrate your successful completion of the 28 Day Engine 2 Challenge! Share your stories and pick up your completion certificate. We’ll have tips and tools to help you continue your healthy eating goals.

Sun
03
Green Smoothies for Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Top parking lot at Los Altos Whole Foods Market
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Green Smoothies for Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 3rd
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Top parking lot at Los Altos Whole Foods Market, $4

 Stop by our Sunday BBQ to enjoy a fresh green smoothie of your choice for just $4.00! Not only will this event benefit your health by providing you with a delicious serving of healthy fruits and vegetables, but additionally, all proceeds will go towards our Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty in developing-world communities.

 

Mon
04
Label Reading 101
4:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Label Reading 101
Monday, March 4th
4:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all of the numbers and health claims. Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for in a nutrition label, and tricks manufactures use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Mon
04
Make Your Own Almond Milk
7:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Monday, March 4th
7:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Tue
05
Healthy Eating Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 5th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Tue
05
Meal Planning Class
4:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Meal Planning Class
Tuesday, March 5th
4:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

It can be overwhelming to make dramatic changes to the way you plan your meals. Sometimes, all you need is a little guidance before you’re ready to tackle a new approach to menu planning on your own. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, as she shows you how to menu plan and shop for a healthier lifestyle.

Wed
06
Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
Wednesday, March 6th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

We all live busy lives and sometimes we just need a convenient snack that’s ready to go. Come join Christina while she demonstrates how to make nutrient-dense snacks that you can have available when you’re in a rush but still want to eat healthy.

Wed
06
Bulk Basics
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Bulk Basics
Wednesday, March 6th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you having a difficult time incorporating more whole grains, beans and legumes into your diet? Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for a primer on our beautiful selection of bulk products. Learning about the different types of healthy grains, beans, legumes and their versatile uses can expand your menu choices and elevate your nutrition.

Thu
07
Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
9:00 AM @ The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
Thursday, March 7th
9:00 AM
The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305, Free

Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, for an early morning walk to the Stanford Dish to get some exercise and talk about healthy eating. After, we will meet back at the store to enjoy a nutrient-dense breakfast. (Meet at the entrance to the Dish at 9:00am, for directions e-mail Christina at Christina.panowicz@wholefoods.com)

Mon
11
Cooking with Quinoa
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking with Quinoa
Monday, March 11th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you curious to learn more about this popular seed? Quinoa is a very nutrient-dense option to add to any healthy diet so come join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, to learn more about the many ways you can enjoy Quinoa!

Mon
11
Cooking with Quinoa
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking with Quinoa
Monday, March 11th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you curious to learn more about this popular seed? Quinoa is a very nutrient-dense option to add to any healthy diet so come join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, to learn more about the many ways you can enjoy Quinoa!

Mon
11
Eating Well While Eating Out
6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Eating Well While Eating Out
Monday, March 11th
6:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Whether it’s Sunday brunch or a night out on the town, we all enjoy eating out sometimes! Learn some strategies to help you still eat healthy while eating out. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, while we review menus from local restaurants and learn about the best options for healthy orders.

Tue
12
Build a Better Dinner
11:00 AM @ Culinary Center
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Build a Better Dinner
Tuesday, March 12th
11:00 AM
Culinary Center, Free

Does your dinner consist of pizza or mac n’ cheese a little too often? Are you looking for simple ways to improve your favorite meals? Let Christina, our healthy eating specialist, teach you how to reconfigure your plate and build easy, nutrient-dense dinners.

Tue
12
Healthy Eating on a Budget (Value Tour)
6:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating on a Budget (Value Tour)
Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Eating healthy whole foods can be achieved on any budget, with a few simple tips and tricks. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist as she shows you how to stretch your food budget and find nutritious foods for a great value!

Wed
13
Healthy Desserts
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Desserts
Wednesday, March 13th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

We all love to indulge in a sweet treat every now and then, but don’t let that dessert make you feel bad. Instead, learn how to make delicious and nutrient-dense desserts that are naturally sweetened and won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Fri
15
Better Snacks Store Tour
10:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Better Snacks Store Tour
Friday, March 15th
10:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Looking for a better afternoon snacks? Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, as she guides you through our store to point out all of the healthy nutrient-dense snack options we have to offer.

Mon
18
Make Your Own Almond Milk
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Monday, March 18th
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Mon
18
Label Reading 101
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Label Reading 101
Monday, March 18th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all of the numbers and health claims. Join our healthy eating specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for in a nutrition label, and tricks manufactures use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Tue
19
Healthy Eating Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 19th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Tue
19
Meal Planning
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Meal Planning
Tuesday, March 19th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

It can be overwhelming to make dramatic changes to the way you plan your meals. Sometimes, all you need is a little guidance before you’re ready to tackle a new approach to menu planning on your own. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, as she shows you how to menu plan and shop for a healthier lifestyle.

Wed
20
Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
Wednesday, March 20th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

We all live busy lives and sometimes we just need a convenient snack that’s ready to go. Come join Christina while she demonstrates how to make nutrient-dense snacks that you can have available when you’re in a rush but still want to eat healthy.

Wed
20
Build A Better Dinner
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Build A Better Dinner
Wednesday, March 20th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Does your dinner consist of pizza or mac n’ cheese a little too often? Are you looking for simple ways to improve your favorite meals? Let Christina, our healthy eating specialist, teach you how to reconfigure your plate and build easy, nutrient-dense dinners.

Thu
21
Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center
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Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid
Thursday, March 21st
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center, FREE

Come learn natural strategies for common symptoms of sluggish thyroid including fatigue, slow and consistent weight gain, constipation, cold hands/feet, ridged nails, hair loss, brain fog and metabolism problems. The latest natural self-help breakthrough strategies for thyroid function, specific helpful and harmful foods, what substances block thyroid hormones and what you need to avoid and what you need to add, the stress connection to the thyroid and how to overcome it and much more! Learn these powerful, natural self-help strategies that you can easily implement in your life.

Sun
24
Green Smoothies and Vitamix Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market parking lot
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Green Smoothies and Vitamix Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 24th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market parking lot , $4.00

Stop by our Sunday BBQ to enjoy a fresh green smoothie of your choice for just $4.00! Not only will this event benefit your health by providing you with a delicious serving of healthy fruits and vegetables, but additionally, all proceeds will go towards our Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty in developing-world communities.

*Additionally, we will be giving away a brand new vitamix and all participants who buy a smoothie at our BBQ on will be entered for a chance to win!  

Mon
25
Better Snacks Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Better Snacks Store Tour
Monday, March 25th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Looking for a better afternoon snacks? Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, as she guides you through our store to point out all of the healthy nutrient-dense snack options we have to offer.

Mon
25
Bulk Basics
6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Bulk Basics
Monday, March 25th
6:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you having a difficult time incorporating more whole grains, beans and legumes into your diet? Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for a primer on our beautiful selection of bulk products. Learning about the different types of healthy grains, beans, legumes and their versatile uses can expand your menu choices and elevate your nutrition.

Tue
26
Healthy Eating Store Tour
3:00 PM @ Meet at Health Starts Here desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 26th
3:00 PM
Meet at Health Starts Here desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide! Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Wed
27
Healthy Desserts
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Desserts
Wednesday, March 27th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

We all love to indulge in a sweet treat every now and then, but don’t let that dessert make you feel bad. Instead, learn how to make delicious and nutrient-dense desserts that are naturally sweetened and won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Wed
27
Eating Well While Eating Out
3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Eating Well While Eating Out
Wednesday, March 27th
3:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Whether it’s Sunday brunch or a night out on the town, we all enjoy eating out sometimes! Learn some strategies to help you still eat healthy while eating out. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, while we review menus from local restaurants and learn about the best options for healthy orders.

Fri
29
Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
9:00 AM @ The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
Friday, March 29th
9:00 AM
The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305, Free

Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, for an early morning walk to the Stanford Dish to get some exercise and talk about healthy eating. After, we will meet back at the store to enjoy a nutrient-dense breakfast. (Meet at the entrance to the Dish at 9:00am, for directions e-mail Christina at Christina.panowicz@wholefoods.com)

 

Events At Nearby Stores

National Tapioca Pudding Day - July 15
Tuesday, July 15th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.

Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.

It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.

The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.

British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 15th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

Shopping on a Shoestring Tour
Tuesday, July 15th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free!

Learn the basics of shopping Whole Foods Market on a budget. Learn helpful tips while enjoying tasty samples along the tour. Receive a reusable bag to take home, too! Register by sending an email to FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

Learn the basics of shopping Whole Foods Market on a budget. Learn helpful tips while enjoying tasty samples along the tour. Receive a reusable bag to take home, too!